Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thought of the day

As I was studying vocabulary late this evening, I realized that I now know enough Kichwa vocabulary and grammar that I could come up with at least one good way of insulting a cylon. In Kichwa, I'd tell it to go toast something. (For those of you unfamiliar with Battlestar Galactica and cylons, suffice it to say that "toaster" is a pejorative term that humans have for cylons because the first model of cylon, to quote Gaius Baltar, looked like a "walking chrome toaster.") This was an unexpected side benefit of the culinary-themed vocabulary unit we've been going through in class and of learning how to make imperatives. I'm sure my fiancé, at the very least, will be amused.

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